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Biden officially has enough electoral college votes to win the presidency after California became the latest state to certify its election results

California's 55 electors put Biden over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden officially received enough electoral votes to become the next president after California became the latest state to certify its election results. California appointed its 55 electors for Biden, putting him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and contin...
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Amazon has reportedly been accused by the NLRB of illegally threatening and firing a worker who pushed for sick pay

An Amazon worker delivers packages Reuters Amazon has been accused by the National Labor Relations Board of illegally firing a working who pushed for better working conditions, BuzzFeed News reported Friday. Amazon fired Courtney Bowden in March after she advocated for sick pay for part-time workers. Multiple legal challenges have been brought against Amazon over its firings of whistleblowers who have spoken out about working conditions at the company during the pandemic. Amazon, meanwhile...
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Bernie Sanders said he would vote against the bipartisan $908 billion stimulus bill 'unless it is significantly improved'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives at the Capitol on October 20, 2020. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said he "can't support" the $908 billion bipartisan stimulus deal "unless it is significantly improved." House Democrats recently came out in favor of the coronavirus relief package to end the lame-duck session and get federal aid out to Americans quickly. The plan, however, does not include another round of $1,200 stimulus checks. "While the COVID crisis is the worst it...
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'If we don't act now, the future will be very bleak': Biden urges Congress to act as prospects rise for a bipartisan stimulus deal

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik While speaking in Delaware on Friday, President-elect Joe Biden highlighted the urgent need behind the bill, saying, "if we don't act now, the future will be very bleak." Building upon his calls for a bipartisan package to be passed soon, Biden also urged Congress to consider another federal aid package after Inauguration Day, emphasizing the need to also address "longstanding needs ...
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In a major win for Dreamers, DACA is restored by federal judge, DHS ordered to accept new applications for the program

Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ruled that he was restoring the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The decision provides immediate relief for at least 640,000 DACA recipients and potential new applicants. However, it could be appealed by the Justice Department before Trump leaves...
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How to convert HEIC files to JPG on a Mac computer, so you can upload photos to websites in a supported format

It's easy to convert HEIC files to JPG files on a Mac desktop or laptop. Matthew Leete/Getty Images You can convert HEIC files to JPG on your Mac using the Preview app.  High Efficiency Image Container (HEIC) files are a relatively new format for images, videos, and multimedia said to have smaller file sizes compared to the standard JPG. Apple started using HEIC with its iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra software updates.  Some websites don't allow HEIC images to be uploaded and require ...
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Student loan borrowers aren't expected to make payments again until the end of January 2021

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The deadline for student loan forbearance was extended until the end of January 2021, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos announced Friday. More than 40 million student loan borrowers in the US were not expected to make payments on their federal student loans as part of th...
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How to cancel a Crunchyroll premium membership or free account

You can cancel your Crunchyroll premium or free membership on the anime platform's desktop site. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You can cancel any tier of a Crunchyroll premium membership or free account in your Profile settings on Crunchyroll.com.   You must cancel a Crunchyroll membership subscription before the start of a new billing cycle as full or partial refunds are not available once charged. There is currently no way to cancel a membership or account ...
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China now holds the world's last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed

China's 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST). Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images China's Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest and last remaining giant, single-dish telescope after Arecibo's collapse. As China's moon mission advances, experts say the via its resolution and sensitivity, the FAST telescope will help produce critical research over the next decades. Opened in 2016, in November, Chinese state media reported that FAST could welcome foreign scien...
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What is Android Auto? Here's what you need to know about the smart driving platform

Android Auto software is built into some cars to help you drive more safely. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images Android Auto is a platform found in many modern cars that gives you access to your Android phone on the car's infotainment system by using hands-free voice commands.   You can also access many of your favorite Android apps in your car using Android Auto. Here's everything you need to know about Android Auto, including which phones and car models it's available on.  Visit Business Insider...
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The best online deals and sales happening now - save 15% sitewide at Brooklinen

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, with savings at Brooklinen, Sephora, Hydro Flask, and more. Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out Business Insider Coupons. The best deals available right now: ...
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Republicans' latest Georgia legal filing featured Facebook comments and stories of people following trucks on highways to try to overturn the election results

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood cited a Facebook comment thread in their latest legal effort to prove unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 race was plagued with widespread voter fraud and election-rigging. One affidavit in Powell and Wood's Georgia filing featured a self-described "Patriot" and their associate staking out a loading dock in Atlanta, Georgia, and suggesting Georgia's secretary of state used it to ta...
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How to report a missing USPS package, file a help request and submit a missing mail claim

USPS has a multi-step process for locating a missing or lost package. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images You can report a missing USPS package by filing a claim at the USPS claims site. The sender or receiver of a USPS package can file a claim, but the original purchase receipt must be available. You can receive a refund for mail that is lost or never delivered to its final destination as long as the package is insured. Collect on Delivery (COD) items, registered mail with insurance, Priority Ma...
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The most detailed photo ever taken of a sunspot shows a dark patch bigger than Earth roiling for 10,000 miles

An image of a sunspot taken on January 28, 2020 by the NSF's Inouye Solar Telescope. NSO/AURA/NSF New images from the world's largest solar observatory show a sunspot in never-before-seen detail. An image and a sped-up video show powerful magnetic fields meeting hot gases boiling from below the sun's surface. The Inouye Solar Telescope could one day help scientists predict dangerous eruptions on the sun. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Stunning new imagery of an eno...
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Republicans' latest Georgia lawsuit used Facebook comments and stories of people following trucks on highways to try to overturn the election results

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood used a Facebook comments section in their latest effort to prove currently unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 race was plagued with widespread voter fraud and election-rigging. Powell and Wood included a number of affidavits in a lawsuit seeking to decertify Georgia's election results, and one of the affidavits included a Facebook comments section in which users complained about t...
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Do LinkedIn Stories notify you of screenshots? Here's what you need to know

Anyone can screenshot your LinkedIn Story, and you won't be notified. NurPhoto / Contributor/Getty Images LinkedIn Stories do not notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your story. LinkedIn Stories are a relatively new feature that lets you create temporary posts that disappear after 24 hours. These stories aren't quite as ephemeral, because anyone can take a screenshot, making a permanent record.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LinkedIn isn't j...
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Less than 20% of Northern Irish businesses are ready for leaving the EU's trading rules in under 4 weeks

Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Fewer than one in five Northern Irish businesses are ready for the end of the Brexit transition period. Less than 20% said they were prepared for January 1 — with a lack of key information from Boris Johnson's UK government being the biggest reason why. The survey is the latest to paint an alarming picture of UK readiness for breaking away from the EU. Prime Minister Johnson is under pressure to postpone the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol in...
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NASA took a photo of China's moon rock-collecting robot on the lunar surface before it rocketed back to Earth

An image of the Chinese flag on the moon. CNSA NASA images have confirmed the landing of China's Chang'e 5 moon robot.  China's space agency said the lander collected more than 4 pounds of moon rocks. The mission is slated to bring the sample back to Earth by mid-December. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rocks in more than 40 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China landed a rock-collecting robot on the moon on Tuesday, its l...
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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori live on ESPN+

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori at the weigh-in before their December 5 fight. Chris Unger / Zuffa / Getty UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and ESPN2 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on December 5.Italian middleweight Marvin Vettori will challenge fourth-ranked Jack Hermansson in the main event match.UFC Fight Night prelims will start at 7 p.m. ET, and the m...
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How to find your Spotify 'Wrapped' story and playlists for year-end stats on your listening habits

Spotify 2020 Wrapped rounds up your listening data and fun stats collected throughout the year. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Spotify's Wrapped is a feature that gives you cumulative stats on all the things you listened to on Spotify this year. Finding your Wrapped story and playlists is easy once you know where to look, and there are a few different ways to access it. You can also go back and look at Wrapped playlists from past years. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for mo...
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NASA took a photo of China's moon rock-collecting robot on the lunar surface before it rocketed back toward Earth

An image of the Chinese flag on the moon. CNSA NASA images have confirmed the landing of China's Chang'e 5 moon robot.  China's space agency said the lander collected more than 4 pounds of moon rocks. The mission is slated to bring the sample back to Earth by mid-December. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rocks in more than 40 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China landed a rock-collecting robot on the moon on Tuesday, its l...
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What is augmented reality? Here's what you need to know about the 3D technology

Augmented reality superimposes virtual effects onto the real world. Coneyl Jay/Getty Images Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive 3D experience that combines a view of the real world with computer-generated elements.  AR is different from VR in that VR is a completely self-contained computer environment while AR layers computer elements among real objects in real time. Here's an introduction to AR and some common applications for the technology. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference l...
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New details emerge around Zappos founder Tony Hsieh's death after a house fire

Tony Hsieh in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 8, 2012. Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images Zappos visionary Tony Hsieh died in late November after sustaining injuries in a house fire at a Connecticut home. According to a new Forbes report, he sustained those injuries after locking himself in a storage area in the home, and it's not clear whether it was accidental or on purpose. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, a coroner ruled his death accidental. In a statement to ...
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How to watch Spence Jr. vs. Garcia: Undefeated welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. returns to the ring in a PPV match on December 5

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Errol Spence Jr. (right) defeated Mikey Garcia (left) by unanimous decision in March 2019. Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images Undefeated WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (26-0) will fight Danny Garcia (32-2) on December 5 in Arlington, Texas.Spence Jr. and Garcia originally planned to fight in January 2020, but Spence Jr. suffered a serious car crash in October 2019 that left h...
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S&P 500, Dow rally to record highs as investors bet on last-minute stimulus breakthrough

Associated Press US equities jumped on Friday after disappointing labor-market data boosted hopes for an end-of-year stimulus compromise.The S&P 500, the Dow Jones industrial average, and the Nasdaq composite closed at record highs.The US added 245,000 nonfarm payrolls in November, handily missing the consensus economist estimate of 460,000 additions. The unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 6.9% and met forecasts.The data suggests the nation's economic recovery is slowing, and politicia...
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More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a petition demanding answers from leadership after the ousting of a prominent AI ethicist

Timnit Gebru, co-lead of Google's ethical artificial intelligence team. Kimberly White/Getty Images More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a petition over the exit of prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru. More than 1,500 additional academic and industry names also have put their names on it. The petition demands Google explain why a research paper coauthored by Gebru was rejected by management. Are you a current or former Googler with more to share? You can contact this reporter se...
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More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter demanding answers from leadership after a top AI researcher was suddenly fired

Timnit Gebru, co-lead of Google's ethical artificial intelligence team. Kimberly White/Getty Images More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a petition over the exit of prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru. More than 1,500 additional academic and industry names also have put their names on it. The petition demands Google explain why a research paper coauthored by Gebru was rejected by management. Are you a current or former Googler with more to share? You can contact this reporter se...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: The pandemic has caused a 'Great Dispersion' that is eroding American empathy and threatens our ability to call ourselves a nation

A man wears a cut-out mask at a 'Hazardous Liberty! Defend the Constitution!' rally to protest the stay-at-home order in Olympia, Washington. Karen Ducey / Stringer Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway questions if America can still call itself a nation, given the increasing evidence of weakened communi...
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What is Google TV? Here's what you need to know about Google's new streaming interface

Google TV lets you browse through all of your streaming services at once. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Google TV is a new interface for Android devices like the newest Chromecast and Sony Android TVs.  The software combines all content from multiple streaming channels into one searchable interface, and makes viewing recommendations based on your history and searches.  It's currently available in just a few devices, like the new Chromecast with Google TV and Android phones via the Go...
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How to add footnotes in Google Docs in 4 easy steps, to cite your research and provide links

It can be helpful to add footnotes in Google Docs to cite your research in a lengthy paper. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock You can add footnotes to a Google Doc on the web or in the Google Docs mobile app. It's easy to add footnotes in Google Docs on the web by using the toolbar to select "Insert," and then "Footnote" in your desired location.  The built-in feature automatically adds a supercript number where you want the note, then takes you to the bottom of the page to add your text...
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